Calling all history lovers! Do you love to explore castles and realize their historical significance? Or are you looking for something interesting to do on your next day off? If so, make sure to visit Larnach Castle and Gardens in Dunedin. This castle is highly significant, because, it is New Zealand’s only castle! Originally built in 1871 by William Larnach, for his wife Eliza.

Where can I find Larnach Castle and Gardens?

The castle is located in the town of Dunedin, near Sandfly Bay and the Dunedin Volcano. Public transport is available to and from Dunedin and Christchurch.

This castle was built by over 200 people, over the course of three years. It has been embellished inside with fantastically designed interiors, inspired by European Craftsmen, interestingly this took place over a further 12 years. The castle is now privately owned, a conservation project has been set up over the years, and admission fees help with the restorations in the castle. So, what are you waiting for? Make the most of your next day off, and explore a highly historical castle and its beautiful gardens, on your next day off!

  • Tours available.
  • Open daily, Monday to Sunday.
  • Adult admission starts at $37.
  • Child admission is free.

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